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2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-18) Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (10-21)
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets -129 | Cavs +106
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -2
NBA Betting Total: O/U OFF
Wednesday’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers may not have postseason implications, but their will still be plenty of talent out on the court and this matchup very well might end up being very entertaining.
The Houston Rockets have decided to waive Demarcus Cousins after just 25 games which was a bit surprising, as the veteran was making a significant contribution to the team especially in the absence of Christian Wood. Those contributions did not really turn into wins, though, with the Rockets last loss against the Bulls making it 8 losses on the trot and it really looks like that slide could last awhile.
The problem for Houston in that game against the Bulls was almost entirely shooting, as they only hit 38.5% from the field and just 32.5% from deep. They should not keep shooting at those rates against a team like the Cavs, so I expect them to be competitive here, but the Rockets will need to bring their A game, as these Cavaliers are no pushovers.
There are some moving parts here for the Rockets on Wednesday as well with PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon both being listed as questionable and they would both be big misses for Houston should they miss out.
Just like the Houston Rockets the Cavaliers have a healthy losing streak of their own dropping their last 10 straight contests, so something is going to have to give on Wednesday with one of these teams breaking their streak.
Jarrett Allen had a stellar game for the Cavs when they played OKC in their last game putting up 26 points and 17 boards, as Andre Drummond continues to be held out of the lineup, as he is being shopped for a trade.That move is making some sense, as Allen was a real solid center for the Brooklyn Nets and I would not be surprised if he continues to improve on this young Cleveland Cavaliers team.
Cleveland will need to get their 3 point shooting sorted, however, as they only shot 22.9% in that game against OKC and putting up shooting statistics like that in the modern NBA is almost assuredly going to lead to a loss.
Good news for the Cavs is that the Houston Rockets do not defend particularly well and guys like Sexton and Garland can get hot, so they are not without offensive weapons despite the poor record.
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Free Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
I can imagine this being a pretty high paced game between two teams who are not great on defense and given the offensive weapons on both sides and the current posted total I certainly think this one can go over. It is really tough to trust either one of these teams in terms of betting a side, so I do think the best route is to just side with the total here as we are getting a fair enough number.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over the total
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